‘NATO Just Turned 70 and it’s Showing Its Age’

A Washington Post article republished last week by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace suggests that the alliance is “ill-equipped” to cope with today’s range of global security threats:

[…] it is becoming increasingly clear that the alliance today is ill-equipped to deal with myriad complex threats. NATO’s political leaders refuse to counter the real threat facing the transatlantic alliance: lack of a strategy to deal with Russia’s and China’s increasing military and political power. The reason is NATO’s flawed culture.

The author, Judy Dempsey, goes on to allege various cultural deficiencies in NATO’s institutions and operations, and argues that leaders need to return to Cold War-style strategic planning.